Pot stores rolling in to seven Manitoba rural communities
Seven rural Manitoba communities will soon be home to a pot shop.
The province announced Friday cannabis stores will open in Altona, Flin Flon, Lac du Bonnet, Niverville, Swan River, Virden and the RM of Russell-Binscarth.
More than 100 potential retailers have pre-qualified as part of the province’s latest roll-out of pot stores. Those applicants will then take part in a random draw based on the location they prefer.
The government’s goal is for 90 per cent of Manitobans to have a recreational cannabis store located within a 30-minute drive, by October 2020.
The province has not yet said when the next round of openings will be approved.
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